Bernard Schwartz


Bernard has spent the past 15 years focused on the intersection of hospitality and real estate. He focuses on creative and new business partnerships with leading hoteliers, developers, and celebrated chefs alike.

Prior to founding APICII, Bernard worked on the retail and F&B strategy for the Ace Hotel, New York after opening Ward III and The Rum House, two prominent cocktail bars in New York City. Whether through fine dining or nightlife, Bernard’s vision and philosophy for APICII is to create exceptional and notable restaurants and nightlife experiences around the world. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, Forbes, and more.